Jeff Strunk, Brian Hirthler, Josh Weller Winners on Busy and Thrilling Grandview Evening of Racing

The 60th anniversary season of auto racing continues at Grandview Speedway, and Saturday night time offered three very aggressive characteristic races to entertain the large crowd available for the NASCAR Advance Auto Elements Weekly Racing Sequence program.

Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa. scored his first win of the season Saturday night time at Grandview Speedway within the 30-lap T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modified characteristic race after a virtually ten lap duel with Jared Umbenhauer of Richland, Pa. and Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa.

The victory for Strunk was his first win of 2022, 77th profession Saturday night time NASCAR victory, and value a cool $3500 in purse and bonuses due to T.P. Trailers, and have race sponsors V&M Towing and SDS Pictures who put up additional money for the particular Christmas in July program.

Brian Hirthler of Inexperienced Lane, Pa. drove to his second consecutive and fourth win of the season within the 25-lap T.P. Truck Gear Sportsman characteristic, after outdueling Kenny Bock of Oley, Pa. to safe the lead with simply six laps remaining and take dwelling the win.

Hirthler additionally picked up an elevated payday of $1000 due to T.P. Truck Gear, V&M Towing and SDS Pictures for his fourth win of the season and 16th profession victory.

The United Racing Membership made their annual go to, with Josh Weller of Mertztown, Pa. profitable the 31-lap Tim Higgins traditional characteristic race price an elevated $3100, after monitoring down race chief Adam Carberry of Hilltown, Pa., and popping out on high of an important battle via lapped visitors to take the win.

The T.P. Trailer Modified characteristic race started with Ron Haring Jr. of Alburtis main the opening laps of the race earlier than dropping the automobile on lap eleven and spinning for a warning to reset the sector. Throughout this time Dylan Swinehart of Fleetwood, Pa. and Joe Funk of Copersburg, Pa. had been difficult one another for second spot with Swinehart simply securing it earlier than the warning, to imagine the lead on the restart.

By the point this warning appeared, Kevin Hirthler of Boyertown, Pa up from tenth beginning spot, Strunk up from twelfth, Brett Kressley up from fourteenth, and Umbenhauer who began eleventh had already superior towards the entrance and had been able to contend for the win.

The restart proved to be a catastrophe, as two vehicles within the entrance of the pack made contact and briefly slowed off of flip 4, inflicting the center and again of the sector to jam up, and a twelve automobile pile-up adopted. Fortunately 9 vehicles drove away and rejoined the race, nonetheless three vehicles had been towed off together with Ray Swinehart of Boyertown, Pa., Michael Storms of Mohnton, Pa., and Craig Whitmoyer of Hamburg, Pa.

The motion actually heated up after that, as Hirthler was in a position to seize the lead from Dylan Swinehart following a restart on lap 13, shifting by down the again straightaway, with Strunk following to second and Kressley shifting into third.

Strunk utilized the strain to Hirthler, and was in a position to safe the lead off of flip 4 on lap 18. A fast warning for particles on lap 20, arrange the late race drama and battle for the win.

On the restart, Strunk led, however Umbenhauer who restarted fourth, swept to the highest lane, and shortly moved round Kressley and Hirthler then took off after Strunk.

Twice Umbenhauer acquired alongside aspect of Strunk, as soon as on the entrance straight on the flag stand, however ran out of room and scrapped the wall dropping some momentum, and once more a number of laps later when he was outdoors of Strunk going into flip three, when Strunk modified lanes inflicting Umbenhauer to slip up into the marbles, permitting Kressley to seize second with simply two laps to go.

Strunk survived all challenges and ran the ultimate two laps to attain the win, adopted by Kressley, Umbenhauer, Hirthler, Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., Doug Manmiller of Shoemakersville, Pa., Dylan Swinehart, Justin Grim of Orefield, Pa., and Joe Funk of Coopersburg, Pa.

Qualifying warmth races for the 35 automobile discipline had been received by Haring Jr., Umbenhauer and Howard, with Ryan Lilick of Jersey Metropolis, NJ profitable the comfort. A money sprint for the warmth race winners sponsored by V&M Towing and SDS Pictures was received by Howard ($500) over Umbenhauer ($300) and Haring Jr. ($200).

BJ Joly of Oley, Pa. was the early chief of the T.P. Truck Gear Sportsman characteristic, earlier than issues began heating up behind him. A warning on lap eleven actually modified the complexion of the race, as an excellent battle for the highest ten spots got here to a grinding halt, when Cole Stangle of Neshanic Station, NJ., Mike Myers of Alburtis, Pa., Mark Kemmerer of Inexperienced Lane, Pa., Dylan Hoch of Mertztown, Pa. and Kyle Smith of Fleetwood, Pa. who had been operating fifth via ninth, all crashed collectively in flip two.

Following the restart, Joly then had an important battle on his fingers, as Kenny Bock and Hirthler turned up the strain, placing on an entertaining battle for first. After a number of laps of the three-car race collectively, Bock moved by Joly popping out of flip 4 on lap sixteen to be the brand new chief with Hirthler following shortly into second.

Three laps later, after a side-by-side duel, Hirthler was in a position to transfer by Bock off of flip 4 on lap 19 and turn into the ultimate chief of the thrilling race. Zane Roth of Slatington, Pa. who began second, and fell again within the discipline early on, made a late race comeback, shifting into third with six laps remaining. Roth was a part of a three-car duel within the late levels with Dakota Kohler of Kutztown, Pa. who moved up from his 17th beginning spot, and Parker Guldin of Fleetwood, Pa. who was shifting late from his 18th beginning place.

When the checkered flag fell, Hirthler was the winner adopted by Bock, Roth with a profession finest end, Kohler, Guldin, Cody Manmiller of Philadelphia, Pa., Joly, Jesse Hirthler of Boyertown, Pa., Logan Bauman of Boyertown, Pa., and Kyle Smith.

Qualifying warmth races for the 29 vehicles available had been received by Kemmerer, Smith and Myers, with Manmiller profitable the comfort. A warmth race winner’s money sprint sponsored by V&M Towing together with SDS Pictures was received by Kemmerer ($250) over Smith ($150) and Myers ($100).

The URC Dash drivers honored considered one of their late members in Tim Higgins, with a 31-lap, $3100 to win foremost occasion, the quantity 31 being his automobile quantity throughout his driving profession.

Brandon McGough of Sassamansville, Pa. took the early lead, earlier than Adam Carberry moved by and into the lead on lap seven.

With just one stoppage within the characteristic early, on lap 5, the race ran a protracted stretch of inexperienced flag racing. Carberry ran within the lead utilizing the highest lane, whereas Josh Weller slowly closed in utilizing the underside. As soon as Weller caught Carberry, the race for the lead was a superb one for a lot of laps out and in of visitors, earlier than Weller secured the lead on lap 27.

As soon as in entrance, Weller pulled away within the closing laps to attain his third victory of the season, and fourth profession Grandview Speedway URC victory.

Following Weller to the end line had been Carberry, Dallas Schott of Myerstown, Pa., Troy Betts of Newark, De., Joe Kata of Goshen, NY., Mike Thompson of Newtown, Pa., McGough, Jason Shultz of Carlisle, Pa., Denny Peebles of Lowman, NY, and Ryan Stillwagon of Burlington, NJ.

Qualifying heats had been received by Dallas Schott and Jason Shultz.

On Tuesday, August 2, the ultimate NAPA Auto Elements Thunder on the Hill Racing Sequence occasion of this season shall be offered, that includes Large Block/Small Block Modifieds within the Triple Roaring 20’s, together with an entire present of 602 Sportsman paying $1000 to win beginning at 7:30 pm.

This system will embrace qualifying races main to three/20-lap characteristic races all paying $2000 to win and $200 to begin. There shall be a bonus of $5000 if a driver can win all three, or a $1000 bonus for profitable two options all offered by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Additionally, if a driver captures his first Thunder Sequence win, a further bonus of $3000 shall be added to make for a $5000 win for a 20-lap characteristic. This race program can even see GT Radiator Restore placing up $1000 in bonus cash for the Modified qualifying occasions.

On August 2, the Pit gates will open at 2:30 pm., Grandstand gates open at 5 pm., with racing beginning at 7:30 pm. Grownup grandstand admission is $30, youngsters ages 6-11 are $10 and youngsters ages 5 and below are admitted freed from cost.

Subsequent Saturday, August 6 the night time of racing shall be often known as Do It within the Grime Evening that includes Bob Hilbert Sportswear because the race night time sponsor celebrating the very first tee shirt that Bob Hilbert made and bought on the speedway, he first bought tee shirts at Grandview Speedway.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Crew shall be there with fan giveaways that night together with promoting the model new 50th anniversary version of the Do It within the Grime tee shirt.

They’re rolling again the costs and promoting this limited-edition tee for JUST $5.00 EACH!

This race program will embrace the T.P. Trailer Modifieds and T.P. Truck Gear Sportsman in one other NASCAR Advance Auto Elements Weekly Racing Sequence double-header.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm. with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. warm-ups shall be beginning at 6:30 pm. Grownup grandstand admission is $18, whereas youngsters ages 11 and below are admitted freed from cost.

Because the 1960’s, Grandview Speedway has been presenting thrilling wheel to wheel NASCAR inventory automobile racing each Saturday Evening beginning in April and operating via September, plus particular occasions. Grandview Speedway is positioned at 43 Passmore Highway, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, simply off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.

Data is at all times accessible at or on Fb, or by phone at 610.754.7688.


T.P. TRAILER NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (30 laps): JEFF STRUNK, Brett Kressley, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Doug Manmiller, Dylan Swinehart, Justin Grim, Joe Funk, Brad Arnold, Tim Buckwalter, Mike Lisowski, Ryan Grim, Eric Biehn, Bobby Trapper Jr., Cory Merkel, Carroll Hine III, Darrin Schuler, Dan Waisempacher, Brett Gilmore, Ray Swinehart, Michael Storms, Craig Whitmoyer, Ron Haring Jr., Brad Grim, Nate Brinker, Mark Kratz, Ryan Lilick

DID NOT QUALIFY: John Willman, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Steve Swinehart, Ron Kline, Kyle Lilick, Kevin Graver Jr.

T.P. TRUCK EQUIPMENT NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (25 laps): BRIAN HIRTHLER, Kenny Bock, Zane Roth, Dakota Kohler, Parker Guldin, Cody Manmiller, BJ Joly, Jesse Hirthler, Logan Bauman, Kyle Smith, Mark Gaugler, Dylan Hoch, Nathan Mohr, Mike Schneck Jr., Josh Adams, Jimmy Leiby, Matt Clay, Adrianna Delliponti, Cole Stangle, Mike Myers, Mark Kemmerer, Decker Swinehart, Ryan Graver, Joey Vaccaro

DID NOT QUALIFY: Nathan Horn, Mike Stofflet, Michael Burrows, Kaitlyn Bailey, Steve Younger

UNITED RACING CLUB SPRINT TIM HIGGINS CLASSIC FEATURE FINISH (31 laps): JOSH WELLER, Adam Carberry, Dallas Schott, Troy Betts, Joe Kata, Mike Thompson, Brandon McGough, Jason Shultz, Denny Peebles, Ryan Stillwagon, Ken Meisner, Steven Kisamore, Kyle Ganoe, Robby Stillwagon, Devin Gundrum



Tuesday, August 2 – NAPA Auto Elements THUNDER on the HILL RACING SERIES – Triple Roaring 20’s – Large Block/Small Block Modified 3/20-lap options plus 602 Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Friday, August 5 – Outlaw Racing Sequence Enduro and Outlaw Racing Sequence Classic – 7 pm

Saturday, August 6 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Gear NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 13 – 52nd annual FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL for T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Gear NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 20 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Gear NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.


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